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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Carteret Co. Courthouse will light up blue in memory of Down East Plane Crash victims

Carteret County Courthouse Cupola

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (February 10, 2023) – Carteret County’s Historic Courthouse Cupola will be illuminated in blue beginning at sunset Friday evening in memory of the Down East residents who died in a plane crash near Drum Inlet as they were coming back from an annual youth hunt on February 13, 2022. The courthouse cupola will remain illuminated in blue until next Tuesday evening.

In addition, Carteret County Commissioners unanimously passed a proclamation at their January Board of Commissioners meeting declaring February 13, 2023 as “Young Waterfowlers’ Day” in Carteret County. The proclamation embraces the importance of waterfowl hunting to the culture and traditions of the county and especially the Down East area and points out the tragedy has touched the lives of people across the county and the nation.

To read the full proclamation that was passed during the January 9, 2023 Carteret County Board of Commissioners meeting, visit the Carteret County Government website.


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